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hwpnow
01-11-2010, 09:14 PM
Randy Moss as shooting guard or small forward?
Allen Iverson at quarterback?
Lebron James at wide receiver?
Terrell Owens at shooting guard or point guard?
Shaq as defensive lineman?

Other?

2kool4skool
01-11-2010, 09:21 PM
Lebron would be a 1st round pick if he switched sports, none of those other guys would be even close. Therefore, the answer is Lebron.

Iverson might have it if he had stuck with football(he'd be a safety not a QB though), but he's too old now.

stoopid
01-11-2010, 09:23 PM
Lebron could go in and be one of the best of his position easy.

Did you see him last night? Going up to get a bad pass from Mo, with his head above the rim and his hand up so high trying to catch a ball way off line?

xzp
01-11-2010, 09:27 PM
Dwight Howard as a DE.

Imagine Peppers, but more athletic.

Honestly, a prime version of Lebron in the NFL is Antonio Gates.

Howard would be a freak. He's got the frame to bulk up more, and has ridiculous stamina.

Shangius
01-11-2010, 09:32 PM
I could see Lebron being a beast TE.

Coconut187
01-11-2010, 09:36 PM
I could see Luke Walton being a quarterback in the NFL with his high basketball IQ.

user8489791000
01-11-2010, 09:40 PM
I could see Luke Walton being a quarterback in the NFL with his high basketball IQ.

lol'd but james would have a good career in the nfl

VernonWellsFargo
01-11-2010, 10:02 PM
I could see Luke Walton being a quarterback in the NFL with his high basketball IQ.

this

Dyncommon
01-11-2010, 10:10 PM
I see Shawn Bradley as being the most dominant player ever to play any sport.

FAH_Q
01-11-2010, 10:30 PM
Iverson was a higher prospect coming out of highschool at QB than Michael Vick was so if he would have stuck with football the answer is him.

Other than that Lebron would be the best. He could be a DE, WR or TE.

BrawnySwoleman
01-11-2010, 10:34 PM
I see Shawn Bradley as being the most dominant player ever to play any sport.

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jacketfan
01-11-2010, 10:58 PM
*yawn*

more people listing big name players who probably would struggle to break 5.0 40.

guys like tony gonzalez and julius peppers would have a much better transition as they already succeeded in the other sport at a high level.

IonZephyr
01-11-2010, 11:40 PM
kwame brown would do better in the nfl then he does in the nba

Jmurphz33
01-12-2010, 12:11 AM
LeBron at WR. He would dominate motherf*ckers.

*DH*
01-12-2010, 12:16 AM
QB: Steve Nash

DocHollidy
01-12-2010, 12:29 AM
Mike Vanderjagt would be an awesome shooting guard, his FG percentage was like 90% throughout his career










lulz

Back Double Biceps18
01-12-2010, 12:35 AM
LeBron either a WR or TE......scary

lee4
01-12-2010, 09:19 AM
who was the shooting guard the Knicks drafted that won the heisman in college? that guy.


EDIT: charlie ward.

and from football to bball, antonio gates. never played college football, was a bball player in college.

The_Albatross
01-12-2010, 09:27 AM
rondo = waterboy

dblb48
01-12-2010, 09:44 AM
Iverson was a higher prospect coming out of highschool at QB than Michael Vick was so if he would have stuck with football the answer is him.

Other than that Lebron would be the best. He could be a DE, WR or TE.

well, alot of big time recruits comming out, dont even pan out in college let alone making it as a pro, so you really can't use that as an argument to pick iverson. At least with lebron he has all the physical tools needed...AI is tiny and would have a hell of a time making it in football.

pro11skj
01-12-2010, 10:03 AM
Gates and Gonzalez in the nba would be best transition

quietstormx1
01-12-2010, 10:06 AM
dwight howard would be a beast tightend. maybe too tall tho.

Messiahtype
01-12-2010, 10:12 AM
Guys, I hate to break it to you...but if Lebron had pursued football, he would probably be a defensive end. MAYBE a tight end since due to his arm length he'd be a good blocker. He obviously would have been lifting more. So instead of 250, he'd be 285-300.

Lol at thinking a 6'8'' guy would be a dominant NFL receiver. There's a reason there aren't any. Men that size can't change direction or stop and go as easily as smaller guys. Calvin Johnson is about the size limit for being a dominant receiver in the NFL.

Liff_Wates
01-12-2010, 11:06 AM
I could see Luke Walton being a quarterback in the NFL with his high basketball IQ.

plus his passing skills are already sick. dude could step in and start right away. brb dominatin' the nfl with bounce passes

Dennis71
01-12-2010, 03:02 PM
Dwight Howard as a DE.

Imagine Peppers, but more athletic.



Im willing to bet Julius Peppers is more athletic than Dwight Howard

bustermac
01-12-2010, 03:07 PM
Oliver Miller as Nose Tackle.

/thread

Kevintensity
01-12-2010, 03:16 PM
randy moss can ball. was like two time state player of the year in bball in hs. played with jwill.

Kevintensity
01-12-2010, 03:17 PM
Oliver Miller as Nose Tackle.

/thread

Big Country Bryant Reeves at right tackle
Robert "Tractor" Taylor at DT

d1c3
01-12-2010, 03:19 PM
Haloti Ngata - Point Guard

Kevintensity
01-12-2010, 03:21 PM
Haloti Ngata - Point Guard
darren sproles - power forward

how2quitdrinkin
01-12-2010, 03:39 PM
Im sure Tony Romo and Kobe Bryant could switch jerseys and no one would notice..

BRB 2010 champs.

CCAurora
01-12-2010, 03:41 PM
Didn't Tony Gonzalez and Terrell Owens both play in NBA summer leagues?

I remember Gonzalez claiming the only reason he didn't go to the NBA was because they don't give you big money like in the NFL. I struggled to find a one-year deal in the NFL that rivaled MJ's $30 million from the Bulls, so I snort-laughed.

GetBigyo
01-12-2010, 03:42 PM
I think it was Lebron who said T.O. is an amazing basketball player and could be a 6th man on some NBA teams.

Jrahe42
01-12-2010, 03:43 PM
Donovan Mcnabb played basketball for syracuse

Erik2806
01-12-2010, 03:43 PM
lol @ shaq and dwight howard even being mentioned in this thread. they would get shat on by O-linemen

bking10
01-12-2010, 03:59 PM
peyton manning would be the best inbound pass thrower of all time.

bluejay1
01-12-2010, 03:59 PM
I think it was Lebron who said T.O. is an amazing basketball player and could be a 6th man on some NBA teams.

I'm pretty sure T.O. was in one of those celebrity games they have on allstar weekend a few years back. I don't remember him looking that much better than any of the other players besides the fact that he was the only one who could dunk in the game.

GetBigyo
01-12-2010, 04:05 PM
peyton manning would be the best inbound pass thrower of all time.

inbe4 5 pages of arguing how Brady would be a better inbound passer

cor030
01-12-2010, 04:12 PM
Mr. Julius Peppers. Athletic/genetic freak, and as someone already said, he's already played basketball at a high level. Although it's been a while.

abdul77
01-12-2010, 04:13 PM
nobody mentioned kobe?

bustermac
01-12-2010, 05:03 PM
Earl Boykins - longsnapper